172 unusual names for groups of animals Many species of animals, particularly those domesticated, have been given specific names for the male, the female, and the young of the species. There are a few generic terms, "bull-cow-calf", for instance, that are found across species, but many species have been granted unique names for these gender/age characteristics. It is thought that many of the bizarre words used for collective groupings of animals were first published in 1486 in the Book of St. Albans, in an essay on hunting attributed to a Dame Juliana Barnes. Many of the words are thought to be chosen simply for the humorous or poetic images they conjured up in her lively imagination. Story credit: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia en.wikipedia.org Britain vs. America in Minimalist Vintage Infographics by Maria Popova A time-capsule of mid-century cultural contrasts. ISOTYPE, the vintage visual language pioneered by Austrian sociologist, philosopher and curator Otto Neurath and his wife Marie in the 1930s, shaped modern information graphics and visual storytelling. America and Britain: Three Volumes in One, also known as Only an Ocean Between, is a wonderful 1946 out-of-print book by P. Sargant Florence and Lella Secor Florence from the golden age of ISOTYPE, kindly digitized by Michael Stoll, presenting a series of minimalist infographics that compare and contrast various aspects of life in Britain and the United States, a-la Paris vs. New York.
How Well Do Blindfolded Monkeys Play the Stock Market? On Wall Street, the term "random walk" is an obscenity. It is an epithet coined by the academic world and hurled insultingly at the professional soothsayers. Taken to its logical extreme, it means that a blindfolded monkey throwing darts at a newspaper's financial pages could select a portfolio that would do just as well as one carefully selected by experts.~ Burton G. Malkiel, A Random Walk Down Wall Street In his Princeton class, economics Professor Burton Malkiel once had his students create charts of fictional stocks by flipping a coin.
10 Fun Tools To Easily Make Your Own Infographics People love to learn by examining visual representations of data. That’s been proven time and time again by the popularity of both infographics and Pinterest. So what if you could make your own infographics? What would you make it of? National Security Study Memorandum 200 National Security Study Memorandum 200: Implications of Worldwide Population Growth for U.S. Security and Overseas Interests (NSSM200) was completed on December 10, 1974 by the United States National Security Council under the direction of Henry Kissinger. It was adopted as official U.S. policy by President Gerald Ford in November 1975. It was originally classified, but was later declassified and obtained by researchers in the early 1990s. Findings
CHARTS: Newspapers Don't Care When Notable Women Die If a notable woman dies and a major national newspaper doesn't report it, did it actually happen? Big papers' lists of significant deaths in 2012 overwhelmingly feature men. The Washington Post put 18 women and 48 men on its list. On the other side of the country, the Los Angeles Times listed 36 women and 114 men. And lest you think this is some kind of freak 2012 phenomenon, the New York Times has consistently listed many more men than women over the last five years. So is the issue that notable women aren't dying—or that newspapers aren't reporting it? 15 Useful Infographics For Designers And Developers Writen by Bogdan / Comments Off on 15 Useful Infographics For Designers And Developers Information graphics or infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge. These graphics present complex information quickly and clearly, such as in signs, maps, journalism, technical writing, and education. With an information graphic, computer scientists, mathematicians, and statisticians develop and communicate concepts using a single symbol to process information. In this article you will find 15 useful infographics for designers and developers. The evolution of web design
the Pattern which Connects from KaliYuga to Tao: Introduction The basic thesis and the reason of this blog are that the current historical period can and must be symbolized (among many possible) with what is defined in the indian mythology KaliYuga, an age (Yuga) of destruction and death dominated by the hindu demon Kali. The sources of KaliYuga are those here defined as Global Dynamics Process (GDPs), processes at many and different levels of complexity that affect the entire planet. The GDPs had as precondition the social and scientific revolutions of 600s and 700s, began with the industrial revolution of 800s, were fully expanding during 900s and will become irreversible within this century. The three most important GDPs of KaliYuga, linked together, are the growth and global overpopulation, the depletion of environmental resources and the destruction of the earth ecosystem.